Clinical Research Glossary

Computerized Tomography (CT) scan Computerized Tomography (CT) scan


A way to take pictures of the inside of a person's body using a type of radiation and a computer.

Example of Computerized Tomography (CT) scan in a sentence

A CT scan is able to show specific changes in a person’s body (like changes in the brain, other tissues, organs or bones).

More Info

A CT scan is a type of imaging study.

Other info to think about when joining a study

A CT scan may be needed in a research study.

If you know you have to get a CT scan for the research study, you can ask how the information will help the study. Also, you can ask if the CT scan results will be shared with you or your regular doctor, and how much radiation you will receive. This information could help you decide if you want to receive radiation from a CT scan done for research purposes.

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